Alright people I've been on these forums a while and am asking for a bit of assistance please. I have a day job, a career, and am happy with it. Internet Marketing is just a hobby I would like to become good at (to supplement my income) why not right however I don't really need it. Call it greed or whatever you want, I don't care. I don't want to deal with SEO - takes too much time and you're really at the mercy of Big G. Not for me. Adsense is OK but again, at the mercy of Big G. You also have to find something people will come back for...I have nothing unfortunately. Meh.. Creating products and selling them is great. But my product is myself to which I have already sold to my employer. Yes I'm payed well and that's MY product. I don't really have much else to sell online other than my knowledge - which was all learned from freely available resources online to begin with... not some fancy ivy league. I don't have time for building fake blogs, twitter, facebook, pinterested, tumbler, grindr whatever to get money. Not for me. Youtube is also so saturated any keyword I try has 100 videos uploaded that day already covering it. GREAT. Finding a niche category is great and could be profitable but I don't see it being sustainable. Maybe I'll get lucky once or twice...not enough for me. It also takes forever and I don't have the time to invest in that - I have the money, not time. This leaves me to believe the best way for me to make money is by advertising other people's product and getting paid a commission. I don't have to worry about SEO, sucking off big G, creating a product, dealing with licenses, laws, patents, trademarks, getting sued for not delivering, blah blah etc etc. Just pay to get people to see that product and hopefully they convert. I want to dump money in - and get MORE out - rinse and repeat. I'm not starting from scratch like many people do. I have investment capital and am willing to use and experiment with it to get better at running good, converting campaigns. So far on these forums I haven't heard someone spell out exactly how to start advertising affiliate offers. Landing page or direct linking? Which network is best for a beginner? I'm fine with creating a quick and dirty landing page but would rather just direct link the offer...who will allow me this and why is it so frowned upon by everyone? A quick and dirty "Go here, register here, dump in money here, pick an offer here, advertise it here, wait a week or two, see your earnings." See if it did well and change if it didn't. I like to keep it simple. Done. I'm willing to spend on advertising to get that offer out there so people can see it. As long as I make 1 dollar more than I put in I'll be happy. I'm not looking to "live" off these earnings. Again, just a hobby and another skill I'm trying to improve upon. So if anyone has any knowledge they can spit at me I would greatly appreciate it. I just ask that you be simple, precise and NOT vague. Feel free to PM me if you want too. Thanks and goodnight!